Sunday, May 3, 2020

Honey Bee Bundle is retiring.. how sad!

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I just wanted to pop on and remind all honey bee lovers that this amazing bundle is retiring and no one could me more sad than me!

I'm sharing two cards today that I made with this set recently.

I started out with a So Saffron top folding cardbase measuring 11" x 4 1/4" and scored at 5 1/2".  The top panel is Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I started out by diecutting some full sticky post-it notes with the honey comb die.  I used the sticky diecuts as a stencil to add some so saffron ink with a ink blending brush.  The brushes I use are from Amazon.  If you look up oval makeup brush, you'll find them easily.  They give a super soft ink blended look.  I also stamped three of the smaller honey bees with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto scraps of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I used So Saffron Blends to quickly color in the stripes.  I stamped the "Thinking of you Sweet Friend" sentiment in the lower right corner and used one of the stitched rectangles dies to cut it out.  I added Basic Black Stitched Rectangle Matt with Multipurpose glue and adhered them to the So Saffron Cardbase with Multipurpose glue as well.  The stamped honey bees were popped up with mini dimensionals and added some wink of stella to the wings.  I added three black sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequin Mix to finish this one off.

For this card I alternated  glueing 3/4" strips of Basic Black and Pineapple Punch (retiring) cardstock to a 4 x 5 1/4" peice of Whisper White cardstock with Tombow Multipurpose adhesive.  Once all adhered, I cut out the panel with one of the stitched rectangle dies.  I layered it on a matt of Whisper White Cardstock and adhered it to an 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Basic Black Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4" for an A2 card base.  I used a scrap of basic black cardstock to cut out the honey comb and adhered with just a little multipurpose adhesive.    The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and cut with one of the smaller of the stitched rectangle dies.  The bee hive was stamped in Pineapple Punch Ink and cut with the coordinating die.  The bee hive was adhered with Multipurpose adhesive onto the front card panel.   The bees were stamped with Memento on Whisper White scraps as well.  I used Daffodil Delight to color in the stripes on the bees.  The bees were popped up with mini dimensionals.  I added three of the Basic Black sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequin Mix to finish this one off.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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